One of the lessons I learned during my campaign run was to appreciate invisible allies. I laugh about it now, as I reflect upon my growth in this area. Truth is, not everyone who support you will cheer for you publicly, and not everyone who cheer for you publicly will care for you privately.
Later, Joseph of Arimathea asked Pilate for the body of Jesus. Now Joseph was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly because he feared the Jews. With Pilate’s permission, he came and took the body away. He was accompanied by Nicodemus, the man who earlier had visited Jesus at night. Nicodemus brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds. Taking Jesus’ body, the two of them wrapped it, with the spices, in strips of linen. This was in accordance to Jewish custom. John 19: 38-40
Who cares for you, for your soul, when no one else is looking? Who do you care for; who do you pray for; who do you call, text, or email to sincerely encourage when an audience is not around? Do you hold it against people if you do not see their support? To you, I share what I had to become conscious about and am still maturing in:
- Do not lose focus on God or on your divine assignment;
- He is working in you and He is working in others;
- Know that He will provide for you, even in times when you do not see or understand; and
- Remain open to receiving love from people, even after you have left the scene.
Invisible allies are not your enemy. If revealed, don’t treat them as such!